Southwest Honey Barbecue Spareribs includes a spicy, sweet and deliciously sticky BBQ sauce perfect for ribs, or chicken. Makes a great and fun meal for a crowd.

Southwest Honey Barbecue Spareribs
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
  • 3 Cups honey
  • 2 1/4 Quarts canned tomatoes in puree
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • hot pepper sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon dry mustard
  • 24 pounds pork spareribs
  • 2 Quarts onion
  • 8 ounces lemon
  • 8 garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon thyme
  • 4 bay leaves
  • sweet cherry peppers
  • Romaine lettuce leaves
Honey Barbecue Sauce:
  1. Combine honey, tomatoes, vinegar, hot pepper sauce and mustard in food processor. Process just until blended, so small chunks of tomato are visible. Set aside.
Southwest Ribs
  1. Place spareribs in greased pan and bake in 325 degree F oven 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Pour off any excess fat. Add onion and lemon slices, garlic, thyme and bay leaves.
  3. Pour barbecue sauce over spareribs and continue baking 1 hour, basting often until ribs are tender.
  4. Remove bay leaves and hold warm for service.
  5. Cut spareribs into serving size pieces; arrange on serving plate and top with barbecue sauce.
  6. Garnish with peppers on crisp romaine lettuce leaves.

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